Decimal to percent


Before learning about how to convert decimal to percent, please read the primer on decimal numbers and the primer on percentages.


You can convert decimal into percentage by shifting the decimal point 2 places to the right and adding a percent sign (%).


For example 0.1


Shift the decimal point 2 places to the right

0.1   ->   1.0   ->   10.0  =  10


Add a percent sign

10%


0.1 equals 10%


What about 0.75?


Again shift the decimal point 2 places to the right

0.75   ->   7.5   ->   75.0  =  75


then add a percent sign

75%


0.75 is equal to 75%


And 0.666?


Shift the decimal point 2 places to the right

0.666   ->   6.66   ->   66.6


Add a percent sign

66.6%


0.666 equals 66.6%


Decimal to percent chart


Using the steps above practice converting decimal into percentage and create your own chart.


How about this for starters? Add your own results and gradually build your conversion chart!



Alternatively use your calculator


Grab your calculator and enter 0.1, then the multiply sign (x), followed by 100, and finally the equals sign (=) to give

10


- you've converted the decimal 0.1 to its percentage equivalent 10% on your calculator!


Next check the results of some of the other decimal -> percent examples.


Press the clear button (marked C), enter 0.75, then the x sign, followed by 100, and finally the = sign. The display should show

75

0.75 = 75%


Now press the clear button (C) again, enter 0.666, then the x sign, followed by 100, and finally the = sign. The result of this calculation should be

66.6

0.666 = 66.6%


Follow the same sequence on your calculator to convert the decimals 0.01, 0.025, 0.25, 0.333, 0.5 and 0.999 into their percentage equivalents. Your answers should match those in the right hand column of the chart above.


How are you finding converting decimal into percentage?


Using the methods outlined, you'll soon get to grips with converting decimal into percentage with or without your calculator.


Want to learn how to convert percent back to decimal? Click here - the process involved is very similar so if you've grasped decimal into percentage you'll quickly pick up percent to decimal!


For more on decimals click:

Decimal numbers

Decimal to fraction

Fraction to decimal

Fraction to decimal chart

Percent to decimal


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